Description - The name was given to the river ferry, a riverside tavern, a settlement, and settlement, and finally a modern gigantic dam across the Arkansas River. The scenic river provides the perfect atmosphere for a getaway to enjoy finally a modern gigantic dam across the Arkansas river.
- Completed in the 1970's, this 440 mile water way connects Tulsa, OK to the Mississippi River and the Gulf of Mexico, providing economical transportation for the region's agricultural and industrial products. Lying between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, the pools reach 48 miles up the Arkansas River from Conway to Russellville.
Recreation - The pools offer excellent fishing, especially in the old river cutoffs and the tailwaters downstream of each dam. Anglers can fish for bass, crappie, catfish and bream from boats or the riverbanks.
Climate - Arkansas has a temperate climate with the coldest temperatures near freezing during December, January and February. Daytime highs for these months usually reach 55 degrees F. Spring and fall temperatures are very mild with lows dipping to 44 degrees F and highs reaching 70 degrees F. July and August are the hottest months of the year with average temperatures reaching 90 degrees F. June and September average temperatures usually reach into the mid-eighties. Spring and winter months are the wettest of the year.
Between the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains. A Map is provided above on this page. From Conway, AR, travel W 7 mi on SR 60, following signs into campground.